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Black History Month

The Black History Month exhibit was on display in the Archives and History Photo Gallery between February and April 2014.


Photograph, Group of young people dancing at the YWCA canteen on Chapline Street, Wheeling, February 1947. Names include Thelma Savage, Georgia Cox, Roxanna Jackson, John Kent, Kenneth Parker, Roy Neal, Elaine Shannon, and Corine Martin. Wheeling YWCA Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, C.H. James store, Charleston, 1915. C. H. James Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Music recital group portrait. Sherri Hughes Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Miner holding a lamp, Logan County. U.G. Carter Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Two Boy Scouts from the Simpson Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church troop examining a crayfish, Charleston, circa 1940. Photo by Archie Robertson. Archie Robertson Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Part of the activities of the state convention of the Improved Benevolent Protective Order of the Elks of the World at the Kanawha Lodge headquarters at the corner of Shrewsbury and Washington Streets, Charleston, 1933. Photo by Archie Robertson. Archie Robertson Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, One-room school at Campbell's Creek, circa 1908. Left to right; Arthur Price, Ione Webster, Hal Isaac, next seven unidentified, Ethel Brown, Minnie Cooper, unidentified, Elizabeth Webster, unidentified and Ethel Webster. Miss Mary Jones, their teacher, stands behind to the right. Anna Evans Gilmer Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, First Baptist Church men's Bible class, Charleston, 1923. Charleston First Baptist Church Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Group of students on the steps at Storer College, Harpers Ferry. Jane Dunlap Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Mrs. John C. Norman broadcasting on WKAZ radio, Charleston. C. H. James Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Six graduates of a beauty school. West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, YWCA vacation Bible school, Wheeling, 1926. Kirk's Photo Art Center Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Eightieth birthday of J. Arthur Jackson, state law librarian for years. With Jackson is David "Flatire" Scott, Charleston, 1965. James Randall Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Garnet High School corps performing at the Daily Mail Majorette Festival, Charleston, 1955. Left to right: Susie Willis, Madeline Washington, Betty Sue MacDonald, Janet Knighton, Yvonne Wooster, Carol White. James Randall Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Emancipation Proclamation Ball queen (Frances A. Holley of Welch) and attendants with Opal Barron, Charleston, 11 May 1963. James Randall Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Second grade at an unidentified school, 1922. L to R: unidentified, Jenkins, Louise Perkins, Ann Jennings, Veto Tyree, Catherine Price, Agnes Brown, Millie Brown, Louise Burks, Anna Jordan, Ruby Waugh. James Randall Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Garnet girls’ basketball team, Charleston, 1924. Miss Cecil Miller, coach, Andris Anderson, Mary Rucker, Susie Carpenter, Edith Mason, Christine Webb, Frances Webster, Louise Jackson, Gertrude Johnson, Emma Ricks, Velva Jackson, unidentified, Elizabeth Lawson, Mildred Brown, Elizabeth Connor, and Dorothy Johnson. James Randall Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Black baseball club in southern coalfields, possibly from the community of Redstar, Fayette County, circa 1910. Archives Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Children playing at Scott’s Run in Monongalia County. Mary Behner Christopher Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Tunnel portal at power house, Hawks Nest, 1 September 1930. Excavation above tunnel portal is to accommodate portal retaining walls, fan house and air duct running into tunnel are at left. Elkem Metals Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Dr. Mildred Bateman speaking at Weston State Hospital. Marjorie Carr Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Y-Teens annual doughnut sale, Charleston, March 1954. L to r: Isabel Dearien, Jo Ann Fisseff, Judy Moore, Mildred Price. Charleston YWCA Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Tiny Tots swimming class, Charleston, 1960. Charleston YWCA Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Girl scouts at Handlow Playground, Camp Maynor day camp, Wheeling area, June 1948. Black Diamond Girl Scout Council Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Groom holding horse "Gypsy Girl", Charleston, June 1891. W. E. Winkler Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Domestic servant doing wash behind Col. Joseph L. Beury’s home in Beury, Fayette County, circa 1905. Lawton Beury Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Austin Dawson, John Ferguson, Joseph Lee Fluellen & Randolph Fluellen broadcasting on radio, McDowell County, 10 October 1940. Carol DeHaven Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Workers sinking the Harman Branch air shaft at the Olga No. 2 Mine, McDowell County, 9 August 1951. Carol DeHaven Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, West Virginia State College Army Specialized Training Program recruits in front of the administration building. West Virginia State College Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Sophia "Aunt Sook" Westfall, who was born a slave in the early 1800s, lived on Simpson Creek near Bridgeport and died in 1902. Harrison County Historical Society Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Homecoming Queen Freda Anita Dooley crowned at the West Virginia School for the Deaf, Romney, 1968. West Virginia School for the Deaf Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Coal town duplex with two residents in their doorways. West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Boys using optical equipment at Camp Washington-Carver. Camp Washington-Carver Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Camp staff at Camp Washington-Carver, Clifftop, 1948. Camp Washington-Carver Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Elks marching in a parade through Fairmont, 1919. Elizabeth Windsor Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Soda fountain attendant at Corbett's Drugstore, Romney. Bill Kuykendall Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, 410 Browns Alley, Charleston. One of a hundred photographs documenting homes and businesses in Charleston’s Triangle district, 1930s. Cramer Bollinger Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Three women, Mrs. John C. Norman at right, with a display of greeting cards. Phyllis Preston Jarrett Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Portrait of Carter G. Woodson. Ancella Bickley Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Small orchestra. Photo by Thomas Studio. Ancella Bickley Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Group of students holding their one-hundred percent good teeth pennant, unidentified school. Phyllis Preston Jarrett Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Bachelor Benedict Club wives. Front row (l to r): Mrs. Goode, Jewel Fields, Jaunita Nelson, Thelma Carter, Gladys Mitchell, Edna Page, Florence Gregory, two unidentified. Back row: Helen Jackson, Louise Preston, unidentified, Connie Arnaha, Delene Harvey, Jaunita Brown, Nina Preston, Charleston, 1940. Phyllis Preston Jarrett Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Portrait of Booker T. Washington. Joseph Ferguson Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Daniel L. Ferguson, Sr., playing piano. Joseph Ferguson Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Garnet School, Charleston. Joseph Ferguson Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Conley High School cheerleaders Barbara Ward and Cecelia White at a Class A state tournament basketball game, Huntington, 1963. Mitch Valentine Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Class A basketball championship game, Huntington, 1963. Conley High School players are in dark uniforms, Piedmont High in light. Conley players Gary Smith, Herbert Graves, William Crews, Ronald Booker are visible. Mitch Valentine Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Unidentified mine rescue team. U. G. Carter Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Man in front of a theater, near mine stables in Omar, Logan County, 1935. Library of Congress
Photograph, Staff and patrons at Henry McClain's Harlem Social Club, Huntington, 1943. Photo by Notan Studio. Notan Studio Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Deaf and blind Girl Scout troop, Institute, 1946. Standing, second from left, Mrs. John W. Davis; middle, Daisy Lawrence; far right, troop leader Minnie Holly. Seated, at center with a Scout on her lap, Lady Baden-Powell. Black Diamond Girl Scout Council Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Students on campus at West Virginia State College, Institute, 1948. Photo by Charles Jeffreys. Charles Jeffreys Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, Students walking on campus at West Virginia State College, the couple in center are Edward Greer and his fiancée (later, wife) Jewell Means, 1948. Charles Jeffreys Collection, West Virginia State Archives
Photograph, West Virginia State College homecoming parade, Miss West Virginia State and attendants, Institute, 1948. Charles Jeffreys Collection, West Virginia State Archives


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